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Shorewood Elementary School Principal Anu Ebbe and her team of Gender Spectrum/Welcoming Schools leaders were presented with this Leadership Award from the national organizations of Welcoming Schools and Gender Spectrum.

 

accepting award
From left to right: Michele Hatchell, Andy Lifson, Phillip Edmonds, Kim Westheimer (from Welcoming Schools), Joel Baum (from Gender Spectrum) Anu Ebbe, and Tara Schrage

 

The award acknowledges the stellar work that Shorewood has done in the following areas: embracing family diversity, working to end bullying by teaching ally behavior and creating a gender inclusive school environment.

 

Shorewood has been a pilot school for Welcoming Schools/Gender Spectrum this year and has been involved in the partnership for two prior years.

 

students holding their unicorn cookies
These students are proud of the cookies they made - they're unicorns with mustaches!

 

4th and 5th grade students show off their Lego projects. In studying Legos, small groups of students focused on collecting and analyzing data, illustrating new suggestions for Lego sets and writing to the Lego Company with their information and suggestions. Learn more about the Lego project here.

 

Students analyzed 600 Lego sets looking for the messages that the sets give regarding gender Students analyzed 600 Lego sets looking for the messages that the sets give regarding gender
Students analyzed 600 Lego sets looking for the messages that the sets give regarding gender